That makes sense if people only read the headlines of the news. (So, you might be right.) AJ is not G. AJ depends on G for much of their $ from G.
AJ has a very good search product. I think it is the best search engine going. (Try it for a week and see.) But, the firm's business plan is a mess.
Ask Jeeves is a classic "great technology, no business application" case study.